Shiny green slices of jalapenos adorn a plate of nachos. Isn’t it? The jalapeno pepper is a medium-sized chili pepper. Rich in vitamins A and C, antioxidants. Jalapenos contain a compound knowns as capsaicin. This compound gives way to its ability to help you lose weight, prevent bacterial growth, fight the common cold through its antioxidants. Let’s explore the benefits of jalapenos.
Promotes weight loss
Jalapenos help you lose weight by boosting metabolism increasing fat burn and reducing appetite. The compound capsaicin reduces abdominal fat thereby cutting down on calories during the day.
Prevents bacterial growth
Spices and herbs have long been used in cooking to help prevent spoilage and food poisoning. Compounds found in spicy chili peppers are especially powerful at slowing the growth of common food borne bacteria and yeasts. So next time you make a dish,don’t forget to add jalapenos.
Jalapenos can be enjoyed:
- Raw in salads, salsas, chutneys or guacamoles
- Infused in spicy chili oils
- Cooked in main dishes
- Pickled, as a condiment
- Smoked, as chipotle peppers
- Blended into smoothies